ACES Evolve 2023

Editing Grant-Funded Research Proposals | Katherine Yaun

A good editor can make or break a proposal’s shot at millions. Let’s discuss editing grant-funded research proposals for federal agencies (e.g., NSF, NIH, USDOE) and private foundations within the context of the higher education research enterprise. Grant-funded research proposals involve a host of editorial skills ranging from developmental editing down to final proofreading, and formatting considerations serve as the gateway for advancing proposals for review. This session will appeal to seasoned professionals looking to add grants to their repertoire, as well as novice editors seeking to learn about a niche area in the editorial landscape.

Intermediate, Students, All editors, Core Skills


Katherine Yaun is Senior Editor and Associate in Research for the Florida State University (FSU) College of Education. She provides editorial, grantsmanship, and proposal development support to faculty researchers. Katherine has worked as a writer and editor in newspaper, consulting, government, and publishing sectors for over 21 years. With a Master’s in British literature from FSU (Jane Austen is her hero!), B.A. in English/minor in Spanish from Baylor University, and TEFL certifications, Katherine also has English-teaching experience in the U.S. and Bolivia at the elementary and university levels. She aims to use her love of words to improve the world.

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